[Typo in title fixed as requested – Tony]
ROFL: Witch Marissa Mayer
sorry, 'with' of course...
Imagine their revenues out of that AdSense Business today!
If that's true Gmail was in developement for a looong time, since AdSense was working for at least 2-3 years before Gmail's public appearance. It's surprising that AdSense was born from context-sensitive ads in the mail instead of context-sensitive ads in websites (or in content that Google already had available, like answers or groups).
There's an extra "o" in "iinnovate" in the post.
AdSense was launched in March 2003.
> If that's true Gmail was in developement for a looong
> time, since AdSense was working for at least 2-3 years before
> Gmail's public appearance.
I've heard somewhere that Gmail was tested by Google internally for about one year. But maybe it was more. Also, interestingly enough, in the interview Marissa mentioned that Gmail was a much harder project than AdSense, which was easier to ship, so perhaps AdSense development was quite fast. So something like this could be a potential time frame:
[Hypothetical] October 2002: Google starts building Gmail
[Hypothetical] December 2002: Google starts building AdSense
[Definitely] March 2003: Google launches AdSense
[Definitely] April 2004: Google launches Gmail
I've just pinged some people to get more details perhaps and will post an update in case!
I'm wondering how many project got the axe because of Marissa, and if there were great project axed as Adsense could have been.
Thanks for listening to us at iinnovate. It was a pleasure to interview her; she's a great storyteller. Gmail + Adsense was my fav part.
It's as if her words don't come out fast enough.
Any idea what the open-source semantic analysis library that was used?
ps: A search on codesearch does not give good results. :(
Update: Please check the new update at the end of the post for a clarification of the internal development timeline.
Orkut big in India? No wonder "Orkut is now available in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu". Every single language of them has about 100 million speakers or more.
In fact, ads on the gmail also a bridge to the world that related with my target.
I buy some domains from Gmail adsense. And find some valuable ideas from Gmail Adsense.
As I buy hosting, I search hosting on Google, then find adsense on the right. Then buy.